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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

A fairy tale podcast for kids about extraordinary women from all over the world. Based on the bestselling series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, each episode delves further into the lives of women from the books, encouraging young listeners to ask questions and explore their interests. Narration by real-life women who are pioneers, creators, champions, leaders, and warriors!

Episodes

  • Michelle Obama Read by Pearl Thusi

    Jun 03 2020

    Once upon a time, there was a girl who always aimed high—and inspired others to do the same. Her name was Michelle. When Michelle was a little girl living on the Southside of Chicago, her mother always told her: “If it can be done, you can do it.” Though often full of self-doubt, Michelle was so smart and hardworking, that she skipped second grade, and in middle school, she graduated second in her class. She went on to study law at Harvard and eventually became the first Black First Lady of the ...more

  • Get to Know Yuan Yuan Tan

    May 26 2020

    This season, we invited kids to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Yuan Yuan Tan who narrated the previous episode about Alicia Alonso. If you haven't yet listened to last week's episode, now is a great time to go back and check it out. About Yuan Yuan :Yuan Yuan Tan is a Principal dancer with the famous San Francisco Ballet, celebrating her record-breaking 25th anniversary in this 2020 season. Born in Shanghai, Yuan Yuan began dancing when she was 11 years old and went on to b...more

  • Alicia Alonso read by Yuan Yuan Tan

    May 19 2020

    Once upon a time, there was a Cuban ballerina who was blind. Her name was Alicia. As a little girl, Alicia was a naturally talented dancer. She spent her days filled with hours and hours of practice. She became one of the best dancers in the world. Then when she was 19, a medical condition caused her to lose her ability to see but that did not stop Alicia. She continued to dance and choreograph. She even started her own dance company which became the National Dance Company of Cuba. About the Na...more

  • Get to Know Kat Taylor

    May 12 2020

    This season, we invited kids to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Kat Taylor who narrated the previous episode about Temple Grandin. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out. About Kat:Kat Taylor is a philanthropist dedicated to restoring social justice and environmental well-being, and building a more inclusive world. Kat is active in a variety of social enterprises and currently serves as Co-Founder and Board Chair of Ben...more

  • Temple Grandin read by Kat Taylor

    May 05 2020

    Once upon a time, there was a girl who thought in pictures instead of words. Her name was Temple. When Temple was a girl, her parents realized she was different. Her mind was full of pictures of everything she’d ever seen or experienced. Temple was then diagnosed with autism. In the 1950s, doctors didn't know much about her condition, so they recommended that Temple be sent away. Temple’s mother insisted that she would thrive at home with the right support and the right education. Because of th...more

  • Get to Know Jameela Jamil

    Apr 28 2020

    This season, we invited kids to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Jameela Jamil who narrated the previous episode about Greta Thunberg. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out. Jameela offers advice on how to avoid bullies and how we can all do our part to protect the planet. About Jameela:Jameela works as an actress, writer, host and advocate. In 2018, Jameela launched a movement and activism platform called I Weigh. The ...more

  • Greta Thunberg read by Jameela Jamil

    Apr 21 2020

    Once upon a time, there was a Swedish girl who refused to go to school. Her name was Greta.When Greta found out about an island of trash the size of Mexico floating around the ocean, she couldn’t understand why there weren’t more people concerned enough to take action. Greta found strength in talking about how global warming affects kids and grownups alike and how together we can make a positive impact on the world we live in.Our narrator this episode is the one-of-a-kind Jameela Jamil. She work...more

  • Get to Know Tatiana Maslany

    Apr 15 2020

    Today you'll hear from famed Hollywood actress, Tatiana Maslany, whom narrated the previous episode about Hedy Lamarr. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out. In this interview Tatiana reveals how she embraces her 'inner weirdo' and how she relies on internet to stay connected with her family.

  • Hedy Lamarr read by Tatiana Maslany

    Apr 07 2020

    Growing up in Austria-Hungary, Hedy Lamarr had two great passions: acting and inventing. She’s best known for her work in Hollywood, stunning American audiences with her beauty and compelling dramatic talents. But recently she’s earned recognition for her technological contributions as well. She and her friend, the composer George Antheil, received a patent for radio-frequency technology that is now valued at over 300 Billion dollars. Because of Hedy, your family can safely send secure text mess...more

  • Get to Know Ruth Reichl

    Mar 31 2020

    This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Ruth Reichl who narrated the previous episode about Julia Child. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out. Ruth reveals how her partner supported her when she had career opportunities and her desired last meal! Sponsored by:www.rebelgirls.co Use promo code REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase!About Reichl:Ruth Reichl, Gourmet's editor ...more

  • Julia Child read by Ruth Reichl

    Mar 24 2020

    Podcast Description:Once upon a time, there was a towering girl who would inspire a culinary revolution in America. Her name was Julia. Julia was a spy during World War II, but when she met her husband abroad--she withheld one important secret: she did not know how to cook. She soon enrolled as the first woman to attend Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. She learned how to cook delicious food, bake extravagant cakes, and create tasty recipes. Julia changed the face of cooking in America forever.Ab...more

  • Get to Know Kit Deslauriers

    Mar 17 2020

    This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Kit Deslauriers who narrated the previous episode about Junko Tabei. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out. Kit reveals how she first felt when she arrived on the summit of Everest as well as the importance of taking care of our planet. Sponsored by:www.rebelgirls.co Use promo code REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase!About Deslauri...more

  • Junko Tabei read by Kit Deslauriers

    Mar 10 2020

    Once upon a time there was a girl who climbed to the very top of the world. Her name was Junko Tabei. In fourth grade, her teacher Watanabe-Sensei takes her class on a trip to a mountain. It’s bigger than any Junko’s ever seen, and she’s determined to make it to the top.After the trip, Junko becomes a mountaineer in body and spirit. She climbs snowy mountains, rocky mountains, and even faraway mountains outside of her home country of Japan. She joins climbing clubs and befriends fellow climbers ...more

  • ENCORE Episode: Wangari Maathai read by Melinda Gates

    Feb 25 2020

    Rebels! I’m pleased to announce that Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: the podcast will return on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. In celebration of the newly published chapter book, Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest, we’re rereleasing her podcast episode from season one. If you enjoyed listening to her story and want to dive deeper, visit www.rebelgirls.com to purchase a copy of the illustrated chapter book. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...more

  • Get to Know May Boeve

    Jul 30 2019

    This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from May Boeve who narrated the previous episode about Katia Krafft. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out!Boeve reveals how she first cultivated an interest in climate change, the incredible humans who are working to create positive change, and the risk involved with her daily responsibilities!Sponsored by:www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODC...more

  • Katia Krafft read by May Boeve

    Jul 23 2019

    Once upon a time, a girl dreamed of sailing down a river of lava. Her name was Katia. Katia became fascinated with volcanoes when she first saw them on-screen at a small French movie theater as a teenager. So, she set out to study them, capturing their magnificent beauty and power through the lens of her camera. With her daredevil husband Maurice by her side, Katia visited over half of the world’s active volcanoes, sailed a boat into a lake of acid, and even escaped out a second-story window int...more

  • Get To Know Tanja Babich

    Jul 16 2019

    This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Tanja Babich who narrated the previous episode about Carmen Amaya. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out!Cruz reveals how she optimizes her schedule to be an early morning news anchor, her superpower, and how she deals with criticism!Sponsored by:www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase!About Babich:Tanja...more

  • Carmen Amaya read by Tanja Babich

    Jul 09 2019

    Once upon a time, there lived a flamenco dancer who could break floorboards with her feet. Her name was Carmen. Everywhere she went, audiences were awed and shocked by her masterful dancing and the fury of her feet. She belonged to the Romany, a group of people in Europe known as gypsies and treated as outsiders. But Carmen would not allow her family to suffer prejudice and ignorance. Family was everything to her, and every penny she made, from dancing at taverns or in small market squares to pe...more

  • Get To Know Jackie Cruz

    Jul 02 2019

    This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Jackie Cruz who narrated the previous episode about the Mirabal Sisters. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out!Cruz reveals what it was like growing up in the Dominican Republic, her experience surviving a car accident, and more!Sponsored by:www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase!About Cruz:Actor, music...more

  • The Mirabal Sisters read by Jackie Cruz

    Jun 25 2019

    Once upon a time, four sisters led their country to freedom. Their names were Minerva, Patria, Maria Teresa, and Dedé. Though they lived in a beautiful country, it was ruled by a cruel and arrogant dictator. Minerva wanted to do something about the injustices she saw, so she recruited her sisters, hosted secret meetings, and gathered weapons for a revolution. Tragically, three of the sisters did not live to see their plan enacted. But Dedé lived on to tell the story of her three brave sisters kn...more

  • Get to Know Marcy Vaj

    Jun 18 2019

    This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Marcy Vaj who narrated the previous episode about Bebe Vio. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out!Vaj reveals how her violin bow has become her personal weapon, how feminism has changed as she's grown older, and more!Sponsored by:www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase!About Vaj:MARCY VAJ is a busy violi...more

  • Bebe Vio read by Marcy Vaj

    Jun 11 2019

    Once upon a time, there was a girl who wielded a sword. Her name was Beatrice Vio or “Bebe” for short. When Bebe was just 11 years old, she came down with a severe case of meningitis. She survived a quadruple amputation, forcing her to relearn almost everything. But Bebe wanted more than just to walk or brush her teeth—Bebe wanted to fence again. And beyond that, Bebe wanted to win. Using prostheses of her own invention, Bebe fenced all the way to the paralympic games.About the Narrator:MARCY VA...more

  • Get to Know Justina Machado

    Jun 04 2019

    This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Justina Machado who narrated the previous episode about Celia Cruz. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out!Machado reveals the way she cultivated her personal style as well as how she finds hope in the current political climate. Sponsored by:www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase!About Machado:A talente...more

  • Celia Cruz read by Justina Machado

    May 28 2019

    Once upon a time, a girl learned to sing before she could talk. Her name was Celia. She began singing to her siblings and cousins at bedtime, but a voice like that needed to be shared. Everywhere she went, she sang. She sang when she was in pain and she sang when she felt incredible joy—shouting an exuberant “¡Azúcar!” to her adoring fans. In glittering gowns and extravagant, ruffled ensembles, Celia filled the airwaves with her unique sound. Her talent earned her the name “The Queen of Salsa” a...more

  • Get to Know Amy Landecker

    May 21 2019

    This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Amy Landecker who narrated the previous episode about Corrie Ten Boom. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out!Landecker reveals the guiding principles her parents communicated to her during her unconventional childhood, the meaning of resistance and more. Sponsored by:www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purcha...more

  • Corrie Ten Boom read by Amy Landecker

    May 14 2019

    Corrie Ten Boom / Watchmaker & Resistance Worker / HollandOnce upon a time, a girl risked everything to do what was right. Her name was Corrie. From the time she was a small child, Corrie learned two things from her parents: how to make a broken watch tick and how to care for people in need. Her family always took in those less fortunate than themselves, so when Jewish people knocked on their door asking for sanctuary, Corrie knew just what to do. Her courage saved more than 800 people from pers...more

  • Get to Know Lowri Morgan

    May 07 2019

    This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Lowri Morgan who narrated the previous episode about Aisholpan Nurgaiv. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go back and check it out!Lowri reveals her motivations for being an ultramarathon runner, what she listens to along the way and more. Sponsored by:www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase!About Lowri:Lowri Morgan is an ac...more

  • Aisholpan Nurgaiv read by Lowri Morgan

    Apr 30 2019

    Once upon a time, there was a girl who lived where snowy peaks scraped the sky. Her name was Aisholpan. For generations, Kazakh nomads in Mongolia raised golden eagles to hunt. Aisholpan’s father was one of the best eagle hunters, so she asked him to teach her everything he knew. Despite the danger, she caught and trained her own eagle in the icy Altai mountains. She became the first woman to enter the Golden Eagle competition—and win!—inspiring female eagle hunters for years to come.Sponsored b...more

  • Get To Know Priscilla Chan

    Apr 23 2019

    This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Priscilla Chan who narrated the previous episode about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go check it out!Priscilla reveals the problems she encountered growing up that she's now trying to solve as well as what it was like to be the first in her family to attend college. Sponsored by:www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off y...more

  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg read by Priscilla Chan

    Apr 16 2019

    Once upon a time, there was a girl with a mighty voice. Her name was Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Though she seemed quiet and shy, Ruth was brilliant with a quick mind and a big heart. When Ruth learned about lawyers who worked to ensure people were treated fairly, she dreamed of becoming one. She was determined to make the world a more equal place for women, men, immigrants, and people of color. And she did just that, first as a lawyer, and then as a judge. Ruth made history as a voice for oppressed pe...more

  • Get To Know Kealia Ohai

    Apr 09 2019

    This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Kealia Ohai who narrated the previous episode about Ashley Fiolek. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go check it out!Kealia elaborates on her own experience overcoming physical limitations, advises on how to pursue your dreams regardless of naysayers, and expresses her passion for athletics on and off the field.Sponsored by:www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPOD...more

  • Ashley Fiolek read by Kealia Ohai

    Apr 02 2019

    Once upon a time, there was a girl who became a motocross champion. Her name was Ashley Fiolek. While growing up, Ashley’s parents knew their daughter loved motorcycles but did not know why she would not speak. It turned out that Ashley was completely deaf! So, the whole family learned sign language and, when she was old enough, traveled around with Ashley to her motocross competitions. Though Ashley couldn’t hear the rumble of her bike, she could feel the vibrations of the engine as if the mach...more

  • Get To Know Funmilola Fagbamila

    Mar 26 2019

    This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Funmilola Fagbamila who narrated the previous episode about the life of Queen Nanny. If you haven't listened to last week's episode, now is a good time to go check it out!Funmilola reveals how her art and activism collide, the skills it requires to be a successful organizer and why Queen Nanny's story personally resonated.Sponsored by:www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your ...more

  • Queen Nanny read by Funmilola Fagbamila

    Mar 19 2019

    Once upon a time, there was a girl who couldn’t be captured. Her name was Nanny. In the jungles of Jamaica, escaped slaves called maroons lived together in colonies, and “Queen Nanny,” as they called her, was one of their leaders. Helped along by her ancestors and the strength of her people, Nanny taught slaves to use the environment to their advantage and fight back. Queen Nanny’s legacy continues to inspire activists and rebels to this day.Sponsored by:www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODC...more

  • Get to Know Poorna Jagannathan

    Mar 12 2019

    This season, we invited our credit readers to interview our storytellers. Today, you'll hear from Poorna Jagannathan who narrated the previous episode about the life of Mary Kom. Poorna reveals how her own parents found out about her acting career, her role of a lifetime and where she's happiest.Sponsored by:www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase!About Poorna:Poorna Jagannathan is an award-winning actress and producer. Critically acclaimed for her perform...more

  • Mary Kom read by Poorna Jagannathan

    Mar 05 2019

    Once upon a time, there was a girl who grew up to be the most successful boxer in India’s history. Her name was Mary Kom. Mary was an energetic child who was naturally drawn towards sports. So she enrolled herself in a sports academy where she discovered her love of boxing, but her trainers thought she was too small. Still, Mary sparred until she improved her technique, showing up early and staying late to train. She was terrified her parents would stop her, but they eventually grew to be her bi...more

  • Frida Kahlo read by Pamela Adlon

    Jun 26 2018

    Once upon a time, in a small town on the outskirts of Mexico City, there was a girl who lived in a blue house. Her name was Frida. From the outside, Frida's blue house was a common stucco building, with bright blue walls, tall windows, and green shutters. But past the entrance, a world of wonder awaited. This episode marks the grand finale of season 1 of our show. Thank you, our listeners from all over the world: please, keep sharing the show with your friends and family and stay tuned... season...more

  • Wangari Maathai read by Melinda Gates

    Jun 12 2018

    When lakes started to dry up and streams seemed to disappear, a woman decided to bring the forest back and planted a million trees. Wangari Maathai is the founder of the Green Belt movement in Africa and the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize. In this episode, you will learn about one of the most inspiring activists and environmentalists of our time.The host of this episode is the American philanthropist Melinda Gates. This episode was produced by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, written by An...more

  • Harriet Tubman read by Tarana Burke

    Jun 05 2018

    Once upon a time, there was a girl who fought for freedom. Her name was Harriet. In this episode, you will learn about the incredible story of Harriet Tubman, one of the greatest heroes in American history. Harriet risked her life to free hundreds of enslaved people and she remains one of the most powerful symbols of the human need for freedom and equality.The narrator of this episode is the great African-American activist Tarana Burke, who is also one of the founders of the #Metoo movement.This...more

  • Grace O'Malley read by Allison Mosshart

    May 22 2018

    Grace O'Malley was a fierce, Irish pirate who fought for her people and sailed all the way around Great Britain and up the Thames to meet with Queen Elizabeth I in person. When they met, Grace convinced the Queen to revisit her policies and to turn against the English politician she had sent to conquer Grace's territories. How did she do it? Let yourself be transported to the stormy, west coast of Ireland and inside the life of one of the most inspiring pirates of all times.This show is sponsore...more

  • Ada Lovelace read by Jodi Kantor

    May 08 2018

    As a child, Ada Lovelace loved machines. She studied birds and drew sketches trying to build her own flying machine. She put all of her notes into a little book which she called "Flyology."When Ada went to a ball, she didn't find a prince to marry her. Instead, she found an old mathematician, Charles Babbage, who became her lifelong friend. With Babbage, Ada wrote the first programming language in history.This show is sponsored by the global bestseller Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Get you...more

  • Madam C.J. Walker read by Poorna Jagannathan

    Apr 24 2018

    Once upon a time, there was an inventor and entrepreneur named Madam C.J. Walker. She was the child of slaves, the first in her family to be born free, thanks to the Emancipation Proclamation. As a child, she had to work in the cotton fields to help support her family. Later, as a teenaged orphan, she became a washerwoman, backbreaking work considered one of the worst and most difficult jobs a woman could have. But she dreamed of more -- for herself and her daughter. When, due to an illness, her...more

  • Billie Jean King read by Jessica Valenti

    Apr 10 2018

    Once upon a time, there was a bespectacled girl who loved tennis. She was resourceful and figured out a way to get tennis lessons for free since her family didn't have a lot of money. When she became a national champion, she began to fight for equal rights within the tennis circuit: equal pay for men AND women. This led to a revolution in the sport, paving the way for future female superstars like Venus and Serena Williams.Sponsored by:www.rebelgirls.co Use promo code REBELPODCAST to get 15% off...more

  • Maria Callas read by Our Lady J

    Mar 26 2018

    Once upon a time, there was a nearsighted girl who could sing like no other. Her name was Maria Callas. She came from troubled beginnings but grew up to become the most famous soprano in opera. Soon, she traveled the world, known simply as La Divina, the divine one, and moved audiences wherever she went.Sponsored by:www.rebelgirls.co Use promo code REBELPODCAST to get 15% off your first purchase!This episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is produced by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavall...more

  • Virginia Hall read by S. Mitra Kalita

    Mar 20 2018

    Once, there was a girl with a wooden leg who was a master of disguise. Her name was Virginia. She loved adventure, hunting, and traveling the world. She wanted to join the Foreign Service but was denied entry; they didn't allow amputees. And so she became a spy for the Allied forces during World War II. She was really good at her job and put her life at risk many times in the name of freedom. She was even put on a "most-wanted" list by the German secret police! She went on to become one of the f...more

  • Yusra Mardini read by Diana Nyad

    Mar 13 2018

    Once, there was a girl who loved to swim. Her name was Yusra Mardini. She was born in Damascus, Syria, a country long gripped by war. When her home was destroyed by a bomb she knew she had to leave the country, so she and her family fled by way of a boat filled with too many refugees. When the motor broke down, she and her sisters became heroes, swimming and pulling the boat to safety. In Germany, Yusra found glory as one of the first refugee teams ever to compete in the Olympics.Sponsored by:ww...more

  • Margaret Hamilton read by Poorna Jagannathan

    Mar 06 2018

    Once, there was a girl who put a man on the Moon. Her name was Margaret Hamilton. When she was young, girls didn't study computers. But Margaret was curious about space, and she was smart. Really smart. She never thought twice about being the only woman in the room. With her cool-headedness and brilliant programming skills, she was able to avert disaster and maneuver the first successful American moon landing, Apollo 11.Sponsored by:www.rebelgirls.co Use promocode REBELPODCAST to get 15% off you...more

  • Introducing Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

    Feb 19 2018

    Coming March 6th, a fairy tale podcast about the extraordinary women who inspire us. This show is based on Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, the global best-selling book written by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, inspiring millions of girls and women around the world to dream bigger, aim higher, and fight harder.Sponsored by:www.rebelgirls.co